Sunday, October 12, 2008


The owners accepted my offer on the new house! The offer is contingent upon me selling my current house, so there is a 24-hour kick out clause, which means that if another person wants to buy the house and has the money available, I have 24 hours to decide if I want to buy the new house without selling my old one. I won't do that. Having two mortgages would be crazy for me, not to mention going against Dave Ramsey's wise advise.
I am feeling very peaceful about my decision, even with all the contingencies. I trust that God has a plan for me. If someone else buys the new house, then something better will be available in the future. There will be positive results from getting my house ready to sell. I am working on decluttering and making a list of small repairs that would help the resale value of my house. As I declutter, I find that I am letting go of the past (This is a little strange and surprising for me). I'm still processing this, but overall it's a change for the good.
The realtor is coming by this evening to measure the rooms. On Wednesday, all the realtors in town will come through to see the property. This is a little stressful for me, because I am not the most organized or best housekeeper. On the plus side, I have lots of help. My daughter and son-in-law are very efficient, so together we should be able to get (and keep) the house looking presentable.
Upcoming projects, I think, will be replacing kitchen and bathroom floor tiles, repairing screens, and painting 2 bedrooms and a bathroom. It sound a little daunting, but I will make a prioritized list after talking to the realtor. Debt-reduction will be on hold for a few months so I can pay for home repairs and replace the emergency fund. I used the emergency fund to make a deposit on the new house. Maybe I can make enough from the sale to pay off the last credit card!


Anonymous said...


I think you're going about this in the right way, very responsibly and not committing to anything you can't do.

I hope you'll find a buyer for your house soon, and that the transaction can go ahead.

Those pictures are lovely.

Anonymous said...

Yay RTC!

cgouzd1 said...

You sound like you are (almost) enjoying this process!
p.s. Your daughter and son-in-law sound amazing!

Budget Mama said...

Congratulations! And you definitely have a great attitude about the 24 kick out clause. Best of luck and I'll definitely be reading!
Take Care

RTC said...

My daughter and son-in-law are amazing. They are such a big help in this house process.
@ francois, joetta and budget mama
I'm excited and enjoying the process!

Christine said...

This looks like a beautiful location. I'm envious! Congratulations!

Sharon said...

I thought I had posted on the first picture you posted...I wanted to tell you that I LOVE the view! What a wonderful idea...I'm hoping you have a quick sale and can start living in this new home soon! CONGRATS!